Category Archives: Maltese women migrant writers

Nature of diasporic writing

A convention for Maltese living abroad aims at bringing together Maltese who, though living in a different environment for a variable length of time, still have common interests and feel connected with the mother country. One unusual feature of the … Continue reading

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Beloved Convict: A Historical Novel by Lou Drofenik

One of the things that comes as a great surprise to me is to realise how much we in Australia are indebted to our women writers.  In a series of articles to The Sunday Times in Malta about Maltese Women … Continue reading

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Island of Dreams: A novel by Aline P’Nina Tayar

The number of women writers of Maltese background living all around the world has increased considerably over the past decade or so, thus justifying further the concept of ‘Greater Malta’ which emphasizes the commonality of all those who have shared … Continue reading

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Maltese Women Writers in Australia – Part Three

In this last contribution, one author of Maltese background become infatuated with the country of origin their husband, Italy.  This series concludes with a writer in a completely different genre from the rest of the series. Dolores Bellemo Dolores Bellemo … Continue reading

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Maltese Women Writers in Australia – Part Two

Lana Penrose Lana was born and raised in Sydney. Her mother hails from Sliema and she has relatives living in St Julians. Her father is Australian. She has worked as a record company promotions manager, music journalist  and music television … Continue reading

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Maltese Women Writers in Australia – Part One

One might find it surprising to know that there have been so many women writers of Maltese background appearing on the Australian scene, publishing novels and poetry as well as being involved in several related literary activities. It would be … Continue reading

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